August 19, 2014 update for Outlook 2013 (KB2889859)

Kehtib: Outlook 2013

This article describes update KB2889859 for Microsoft Outlook 2013 that was released on August 19, 2014.

This update includes stability and performance improvements. Please be aware that this update does not apply to Microsoft Office 365 editions such as Office 365 Home.

Issues that the update resolves


  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You connect Outlook to your mail server by using the Exchange ActiveSync Protocol (EAS). The most common EAS server is outlook.com, but any server that uses EAS exhibits the problem.
    • You create a recurring meeting and invite some attendees, and you create an exception for one specific instance of the series.
    • You use a mail client other than Outlook to change the exception several times. For example, you change the location and send an update, then you change the location back and send a second update, then you change the subject and send a third update.
    • You make a change to the meeting series by using Outlook (for example, changing the subject) and you send the updates.
    In this scenario, an update is sent out for the meeting series, and an update is sent out for every time that you changed the exception. Instead of just sending out one update for the exceptional instance, Outlook in this example sends three updates. Assume that you made ten changes to the exception, Outlook would send ten updates. If you have 5 exceptions, and 5 changes were made to each exception, you would see 25 updates instead of 5.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You follow these steps to repair an account in Outlook 2013:
      1. In Outlook 2013, click File tab, and then click Account Settings.
      2. In the drop-down list, click Account Settings.
      3. On the Email tab, select the account, and then click Repair.
    • When the repair is finished, you restart Outlook.
    In this scenario, Outlook is in “Work Offline” mode, and you cannot start Outlook in online mode.
  • Assume that you configure an IMAP email account in Outlook 2013 on two computers. When you mark an email item as read or unread in Outlook on one computer, the read and unread status of the email item does not update in Outlook on the other computer.
  • Assume that you configure Outlook 2013 to connect to your mailbox that is hosted on an Exchange 2007 server. You create a forwarding rule on a public folder that is hosted on an Exchange 2007 server. When you try to save the rule, you may receive the error message that resembles the following:
    Changes to the rule cannot be saved.

  • Assume that you configure an IMAP email account in Outlook 2013. When you move an email message from one folder to another, the Internet headers of the email message may change or disappear.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You configure an IMAP email account in Outlook 2013.
    • On the Deleted Item tab in the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box, you select Mark items for deletion but do not move them automatically.
    • You open an IMAP folder that contains some email items in Outlook 2013, and then you delete more than one email item.
    • You select more than one email item that is marked for deletion and right-click the items that you select.
    In this scenario, the Undelete menu does not appear in the shortcut menu.

  • By default, in Outlook 2013, in the Search Panel in Outlook Options, the Improve search speed by limiting the number of results shown option is enabled. In this situation, when you search for offline items in Outlook 2013, the search result only contains no more than 30 items.

    Note After you install this update the search result can contain up to 250 items.
  • Some holidays have incorrect dates and inaccurate translations.

    Note This issue affects the following language versions of Office 2013:
    • Hebrew
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Brazilian
    • Ukrainian
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Turkish
    • Slovak

More Information


This update applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Outlook 2013. It does not apply to the Outlook 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home.

How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:
  1. Start Outlook 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item is not displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Outlook Click to Run The screenshot for Outlook MSI

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